Problem with EPS files in V3.x
Version: 3.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word
When a document containing EPS graphics is typeset previewed or typeset printed, some letters in the graphics are incorrect, displaced offset from their normal positions, or the graphics have other appearance problems.
The INSO interpretive PostScript filter supplied with SWP/SW occasionally has problems with fonts for EPS graphics, or has other problems rendering the graphics.
This article explains how to use the dvips option provided with the graphicx package to bypass the INSO PostScript filters included with SWP/SW. Another solution is to use the INSO non-interpretive PostScript filter.
The graphicx package has options for different drivers. If you leave the options empty, the system will use the default driver for the current LaTeX installation. In the case of SWP/SW, the default driver is tcidvi. For PostScript graphics, this driver uses the INSO interpretive PostScript graphics filter. Additional INSO and Accusoft graphics filters are included with SWP/SW and they provide support for the additional graphics formats (bmp, gif, jpeg, cdr, etc.). ImageStream Graphics Filters and ImageStream are registered trademarks of Inso Kansas City Corporation:
On a typical Unix LaTeX installation, the graphicx package default driver is dvips. By actively choosing the dvips option, you use the native PostScript capabilities of the current display device. On the screen using the TrueTeX Previewer there is no such capability, so you get a blank outline box to represent the graphics, but on the printer you get the graphics printed using the native PostScript interpreter in the printer.
Follow these steps to test the problem graphics:
If you download and use the sample graphics file CalibGRID.eps, notice that the INSO interpretive PostScript filter does not properly display the sigma letters, but printing the graphics using the graphicx package with the dvips print option does properly display the sigma letters.
After testing a graphics file and discovering that it has a better print display using the graphicx package with the dvips print option, you can add the graphicx package and then save your current document using Steps 3 and 4, above. Not all documents can be saved using the Portable LaTeX filter. Documents that use a Style Editor typesetting specification and old style LaTeX 2.09 documents cannot be saved using the Portable LaTeX filter. In this case, start a new document and from the File menu, select Import Contents to bring the body of your existing document into the new document.
Reminder When you preview your document from the Typeset menu, each PostScript graphic appears as a blank box containing the name of the graphic, but when you print your document from the Typeset menu or from inside the TrueTeX Previewer, the graphic should print correctly.
Last revised 03/01/06
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